2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Nissan Sentra

2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Nissan Sentra vs. 2018 Nissan Altima

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Should I Buy the 2018 Nissan Sentra or the 2018 Nissan Altima?

There are a few differences between the 2018 Nissan Sentra and the 2018 Nissan Altima that you should consider:

  • The Altima offers more front legroom and overall headroom than the Sentra.

  • The Sentra is $6,270 less than the Altima in the base trim.

  • The Altima’s engine puts out more horsepower and torque than the Sentra.

  • The Sentra and Altima both come with Nissan’s extensive warranty.

Compare the Sentra and the Altima’s Performance

The 2018 Sentra and 2018 Altima both come standard with efficient 4-cylinder engines under the hood, but they offer different levels of performance:

2018 Nissan Sentra S

  • Engine: 1.8L 4-Cylinder

  • Horsepower: 130 hp

  • Torque: 128 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive

2018 Nissan Altima

  • Engine: 2.5L 4-Cylinder
  • Horsepower: 179 hp
  • Torque: 177 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Xtronic CVT

  • Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive

However, it’s important to note that the Sentra has a lower starting price than the Altima:

  • 2018 Sentra S – $16,990 MSRP

  • 2018 Altima S – $23,260 MSRP

If you’d prefer more base trim power and the convenience of a continuously variable transmission, the Altima is a strong choice. But if a budget-friendly sedan is more important, than the Sentra might be more suited to your needs. You’ll also find a difference in passenger room:

2018 Sentra S

2018 Altima S
Legroom (Front/Rear)

42.5 inches/37.4 inches

45 inches/36.1 inches
Headroom (Front/Rear)

39.4 inches/36.7 inches

40 inches/37.1 inches
Hiproom (Front/Rear)

50.9 inches/50.1 inches

54 inches/52.1 inches
Shoulder Room (Front/Rear)

54.7 inches/53.9 inches

56.4 inches/56.4 inches

As you can see, the Altima offers more interior room in all areas except second row legroom, and the exterior of the Altima is longer and wider as well.

Where Can I Drive the Altima and Sentra in Puyallup?

At Puyallup Nissan, you can try out the Altima and Sentra to see which one is best for you. In addition, you’ll find the following perks:

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